Federal Universities: Rep Chinedu Ogah kicks as FG shortchanged Ebonyi in list of Visitation panel

By Chijindu Emeruwa

The Member Representing Ezza South/ Ikwo Federal Constituency in the National Assembly; Hon. Comrade Chinedu Ogah has called on the Federal Ministry of Education to correct the imbalance in the list of the visitation panels to Federal Universities and Inter University centres across the country released by the Federal Ministry of Education.

Hon. Ogah made the call while addressing newsmen in his office at Abuja, the nation’s capital. He lamented the shortchanging of Ebonyi State professors in the list noting that Ebonyi has produced professors of International repute to merit the list.

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He bemoaned the identity of professors Ikenna Onyindo and Kelvin N. Nwogu purported to hail from Ebonyi in the list, stating that the duo are from Anambra and Imo States respectively.

Hon.Ogah called on the Minister for Education to urgently correct the anormally and include genuine Ebonyi people to guarantee equity and fair play.

He expressed dissatisfaction with the Committee that compiled the list stating that no matter whatever criteria used in the selection process, glorifying two non Ebonyians to represent Ebonyi State in the list is not only criminal but an affront to the sensibility of every right thinking Nigerian.

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He said ” The list released by the Federal Ministry of Education as panels to visit all the Federal Universities across the country shortchanging two Ebonyi people depicts a calculated attempt to trample down the equity and fairness president Buhari’s administration was built. I challenge the purported Ebonyians in the list to tender their Local Government Identification letter before the public to vindicate themselves”

Recall that the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Education shortlisted Names as panels to visit Federal Universities and Inter University centres with terms of refferece but no Ebonyi man was included in the list.

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